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Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland

bottled
common

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1797   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised in cans and kegs, with nitrogen. As of late 2012, the 4.3% bottled version had been discontinued.
Has also been brewed in the UK under contract at InBev Magor and latterly at Heineken’s John Smith’s site in Tadcaster plant and at Monteiths in New Zealand.
Ingredients: Pale and chocolate malts; roasted barley; Target hops.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jammertime99 (25) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2002
Features a thick creamy cappuccino-like head and is black with reddish hues. A coffee-espresso nose leads to notes of roasted barley and a drying finish. While Murphy’s seems slightly watery, it yields a full, roasted coffee/toffee flavor.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8714) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2002
I used to really rate this beer - but that was before I had experienced the craft brewer stouts and, indeed, Guinness Foreign Extra. It is still very drinkable but is lacking in character.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2002
Creamy head characteristic of stout. Mild roasted malt chocolate flavors. Creamy palate. Kind of sweet. Just OK.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2002
Brilliantly thick and creamy head and body. Dry bitter taste that was the perfect end to a delicious steakhouse dinner.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tourette (222) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2002
This is very similar to Guiness in the bottle, I thought. Its a bit lighter, and a bit less bitter. I prefer Guiness over this, but this is a fine beer as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2003 Very dark with a medium creamy head. The aroma is chocolade, burnt and tobacco. The taste is creamy chocolade, slightly sweet with a slightly dry, bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2002
About the same thinness thinness as guiness but without the roasty bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cian99 (18) - FINLAND - OCT 3, 2002
This is quite nice. Not as good as Guinness but you know if you are in the south of Ireland (munster) you have to drink this as opposed to Guinness, its the law in Cork! Little sweeter than i’d like but nice! Little more "stable" than Guinness if ya know what I mean?

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Discofish (152) - USA - SEP 28, 2002

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jameshubley99 (3) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2002 does not count
Very good stout. Personally, I prefer it to Guinness. Has a strong taste, nice rich head. Great, now I’m thirsty.


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